5 More Ways to Destroy an Arduino
This week’s episode builds on the previous episode by highlighting five more ways you can damage/destroy an Arduino.
We will cover:
Mistake #6: Applying >3.3V to the 3.3V Connector Pin
Mistake #7: Shorting Vin to GND (when powering with the DC power jack)
Mistake #8: Applying 5V External Power with a Load on Vin
Mistake #9: Applying >13V to the Reset Pin
Mistake #10: Exceeding the Total Microcontroller Current of 200mA
We also learn more about an Arduino UNO derivate designed to protect against each potential mishap.
Rugged Circuits: How Not To Destroy an Arduino
All of the material in this video is based on a really great article written by a company named Rugged Circuits.
The Ruggeduino protects against every form of destruction we talk about in this week’s video.
It’s kind of like the superhero of Arduino derivative boards – it’s pretty much invincible. It prevents simple mistakes from destroying it.
Here is a link to the article (It’s a great read and I highly recommend checking it out):
If you have ever damaged, destroyed, or deep-fried an Arduino board, I would love to hear about it in the comments!